Vice President Kamala Harris Tests Positive For COVID-19
Democratic presidential candidate (and future US Vice President) US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at the National Forum on Wages and Working People: Creating an Economy That Works for All at Enclave, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 27, 2019.
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Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced on Tuesday.

According to the officials, the vice president tested positive on rapid and PCR tests but is not showing symptoms. She will continue working from home.

“She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules,” said Kirsten Allen, press secretary to the vice president. “She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative.”

The vice president recently returned from a weeklong trip to the West coast. She has reportedly not had close contact with President Joe Biden or First Lady Jill Biden since returning to Washington, D.C.

Harris has received both a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination and a booster shot, received in October, according to the Associated Press. She also reportedly received a second booster shot on April 1.

Harris last reportedly saw Biden at the Easter Egg Roll on April 18 before leaving for California, returning on Monday.

Harris’ positive test comes just a month after Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff also tested positive for COVID-19.

The diagnosis also comes shortly after a number of positive cases following a Washington dinner that included several hundred Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who later tested positive.

“After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted on April 7.

Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrichs responded to the news by noting, “Pelosi was on stage, unmasked with POTUS yesterday at the postal service reform act bill signing – inches away from him.”

Axios noted that other top Democrats — including Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) — have tested positive for coronavirus after they attended the Washington Gridiron Club dinner.

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